January Snapshots

January 18, 2014

When the weather is below 25 degrees F. it gets harder to exercise outside, so today I joined my husband at the fitness center and rode on the bike there.  It might be a good year to try snowshoes!

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It is starting to snow again today and we expect a few inches.  ‘Morning Light’ miscanthus grass behind the birdhouse.

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Zebra grass and crabapples in the snow.  This morning we saw a squirrel in the crabapple tree trying them out.

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Last Sunday, after the bitterly cold temperature, I took a look inside the hoop.  Only the curly kale was still looking somewhat healthy.  We had had a warm day before I opened the hoop and the turnips and some of the other plants had started to sprout little green shoots even though the other leaves looked dead.

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I harvested some kale and turnips.

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I picked up a large oil panting of some flowers at the second-hand shore for $12.50 and that is cheering up our home.  I have enjoyed looking at garden catalogues this week and thinking about my spring projects.

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Icicles outside our front door after the big snowfall.  This time of year it is always dark when I am home, except for on the weekend.


A sunset picture over cornfields just north of Bourbonnais, IL last weekend.  A good way to start the year!


2 Responses to “January Snapshots”

  1. pbmgarden said

    Love that sunset photo. We’re having a few nice sunsets lately too and they bring out the smiles.

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